[QUOTE=PCat;2219530]Actually, your suggestion about setting the MID speed was what led me to try that, thanks again. I guess I need to just keep trying different speeds until all goes well, although, like I said, other than the burner slowing down and finishing that way the burns appear to complete fine. I assume some brand disks or burners could have more prblms at higher speeds and cause failures, coasters.
I guess I was just curious of 2 things:
Setting the MID speed is better than lowering the burner speed? I assume if I use different disks the MID speed would be set to max unless I change those too?
[B]Lastly, why make 18x DVD burners and 16x speed disks if they can’t burn that fast?[B/][/QUOTE]
For the same reason they make cars and tires that will go in excess of 100 mph… they both can, but for a variety of reasons, it’s not a good idea to most of the time.
The reason for cars should be obvious (if not, try driving through a school zone or past a cop shop in excess of 100 mph and you’ff quickly find out what I mean).
The same thing with burners… go ahead and burn at 16X or whatever the media will support, just don’t expect to be pleased with the results.
I don’t know how many different types of media you have lying around, but it’s a good idea, if you’re going to use Imgburn, to set them all up, so you don’t have to worry about it later. I usually set at half the max speed, and my burns so far are flawless.